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A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado

March 13, 2017

Scientists have created a detailed simulation of a tornado-producing supercell thunderstorm that left a path of destruction over the central Great Plains in 2011.

Professor follows students from first grade through high school in new book

March 2, 2017

After two decades of research, Catherine Compton-Lilly’s latest book documenting the literacy practices and school experiences of a group of low-income, inner-city students and their families is now available.

From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’

February 22, 2017

New evidence confirms a critical theory of how the planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the sun, producing big changes in Earth's climate.

Striking the right balance: UW–Madison engineers prove new hammer doesn’t strain

February 14, 2017

University of Wisconsin–Madison industrial engineers recently helped Fiskars test how effective its new shock-absorbing hammer is at helping users avoid overuse injuries.

Forest ‘islands’ offer refuge to wintering birds

February 6, 2017

UW-Madison researchers studying forest microclimates show that these refuges may mean the difference between life and death for the black-capped chickadee and its kin.

Beyond eating: Indirectly, deer change the landscape

February 6, 2017

Scientists are studying how the animal’s behaviors affect the wildflowers and other herbs that blanket the forest floor.

Two School of Nursing faculty members are honored

February 3, 2017

Two University of Wisconsin­‒Madison School of Nursing faculty members have earned awards from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

UW sleep research high-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep

February 2, 2017

Drs. Cirelli, foreground, and Tononi, right, study an image of a mouse brain taken by a scanning electron microscope, left. Thousands of these images …

Potato industry commits $5M to support UW–Madison potato and vegetable research program

January 25, 2017

Wisconsin's potato industry has made a commitment to raise $5 million over the next 10 years to support the UW–Madison's potato research program, to continue a decades-long partnership.

Important new insights into the influence of poverty on child maltreatment

January 23, 2017

A new set of studies published this week and edited by researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is the first to try to get at the causal mechanisms behind the economic factors that are strongly associated with child maltreatment.

Sesame Street brings UW center’s kindness curriculum to kids

January 19, 2017

Sesame Street is emphasizing kindness in its upcoming season with the help of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a research center that studies the science of well-being and how it can be nurtured.

Telling the tale of midlife in the United States

January 19, 2017

MIDUS is a national longitudinal study on aging explicitly focused on midlife, including transitions from young adulthood to midlife, and from midlife into old age.